While the U.S. steps up its military fight against Islamist terrorism overseas, lax financial regulations at home make the U.S. a haven for hidden assets, providing an umbrella of secrecy for tax dodgers and terror organizations alike.

As a condition of receiving more than $19 million from the World Bank, owners of Avesoro Mining agreed to build new housing, a hospital, and much more for some 325 Liberian families displaced by the the New Liberty Gold mine. But when those benefits failed to materialize, the Bank looked the other way.

More than 58 children have been killed since 2008, after courts ignored accusations of physical or sexual abuse in awarding custody. Worse yet, they demonize the parent who sounds the alarm, further isolating and endangering vulnerable children.

Market day in the riverside town of Gbitti in eastern Cameroon is a colorful affair. Farmers sit on the bare red earth, their wares...

At 9:30 a.m. on a gray winter Monday, the State Department officials began certifying the names at a rate of one every two minutes...

MONTEPUEZ, Mozambique — Mila Kunis embodies just the kind of woman that Gemfields plc, the world’s leading supplier of rare colored gemstones, wishes to...

PREAH SIHANOUK PROVINCE, Cambodia—They were some of the most searing images of violence to emerge from the land crisis that swept Cambodia over the...

Papua New Guinea, now the world’s largest producer of tropical timber, is losing more than $100 million annually to widespread tax evasion in its...

In what experts are describing as a victory for transparency, a federal judge in New York has ordered the U.S. Justice Department to release compliance monitoring reports produced as part of a $1.9 billion settlement with banking giant HSBC, which pleaded guilty to laundering drug money and violating sanctions.

The U.S. Justice Department this month moved to confiscate roughly $1.2 million held in major multi-national banks which prosecutors believe passed through a network...

Coca-Cola’s most closely held secret is its mysterious formula – Merchandise7x. But the company, with a market capitalization of $177 billion, is even more secretive about the financial value of its intangible capital, with leading brands like Coke and Sprite not listed on financial statements as "assets"–itself a contested term. We probed Coca-Cola’s hidden intangible capital–and as much as $11.5 billion in tax avoidance.

Years of incomplete disclosures, questionable accounting practices and payments to friends and associates may catch up with the Clinton Foundation, which has until November 16 to file more than 10 years of amended tax returns, in a belated attempt to set the record straight. The problem, says a financial analyst and close Clinton-watcher, is that it will be impossible for the foundation to amend its tax statements without admitting to criminal wrongdoing.
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